Building consensus on human rights in a rapidly changing world

News - 26 January, 2017

We began 2017 with a forward looking discussion in the latest of our annual series of human rights roundtables. This year’s topic was The future of human rights in a multi-polar world: exploring opportunities for further engagement, recognising the continued diffusion of power and influence on a global scale.

Protecting our human rights

News - 10 December, 2015

Next year will mark the 50th Anniversary of two international human rights treaties: the International Covenant on Economic Social and Cultural Rights (ICESCR) and the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR). These treaties mark the foundations of the International Bill of Human Rights. Today’s acknowledgment of Human Rights Day represents the start of […]

World Day against Child Labour

News - 12 June, 2015

Wilton Park reflects upon the international problem of Child Labour and efforts to combat it going forward. In the modern world it is estimated by the UN that around 215 million children work every day with many on a full-time basis. This denies them the opportunity to be children; they lack the chance to play, […]

The G8 makes landmark declaration on preventing sexual violence

News - 19 April, 2013

On 11 April 2013, UK Foreign Secretary, William Hague launched the G8 Declaration on Preventing Sexual Violence, alongside Special Representative of the Secretary General on Sexual Violence in Conflict, Zainab Hawa Bangura. Mr Hague was also joined by Special Envoy of the UN High Commissioner for Refugees, Angelina Jolie, and G8 Foreign Ministers. Collectively, the […]

Protecting children affected by armed conflict

News - 23 March, 2012

Despite considerable progress, significant challenges remain to ensure children affected by armed conflict are protected. By examining the changing nature of conflict and exploring innovative strategies, Wilton Park is helping to advance this agenda.   Protecting children affected by armed conflict: advancing the agenda of the last 10 years 21 – 24 March 2012  (WP1151) […]

UNICEF – Universal Children’s Day November 20

News - 8 November, 2010

Universal Children’s Day takes place each year to promote the welfare of the world’s children. ‘The neglected agenda: protecting children without adequate parental care’ is a 2009 report from participants at Wilton Park. Universal Children’s Day takes place on November 20 annually. Initially proclaimed by the United Nations General Assembly in 1954, it encourages countries […]